Facebook Profile Deleted

It is funny that today’s Daily Post Prompt is “Delivery” as today is the day that my Facebook profile was scheduled for irrecoverable deletion. And yet, the result of this has been a number of things that feel like they’ve been delivered to me. Time: I got a massive delivery of free time from leaving Facebook. It had become a huge time sink for me as I could spend quite some time posting there and then checking back, responding to posts, liking other posts, hoping for likes on mine. And like in the old days before we got rid of TV … Continue reading Facebook Profile Deleted

It is Done

Let me tell you. It wasn’t easy to find this. Facebook help was hilarious. The help page talked about what would happen – it would take up to 90 days, you would lose all your data (so download a copy) and a simple link to “contact us” if you still want to leave. Sounds simple, but the “Contact Us” page leads to… The main help page with no contact info there.  Look in the support inbox, nothing there.  Finally, I realized that they were going to be no help. And so I did a google search which led me to … Continue reading It is Done

Facebook is on to my Tricks (And I am on to Theirs!)

I started this blog a couple of weeks ago – about the same time as my last Facebook login. While I was there I mentioned that I would likely be doing writing here and not posting to Facebook anymore. Savvy friends suggested I set up WordPress to automatically share posts to Facebook. It was a brilliant idea and helped get things started here.  But over the past couple of days I noticed my referrals from Facebook were dropping and were almost zero today.  I suspect Facebook caught on to me – that I was only using them. And so, today, … Continue reading Facebook is on to my Tricks (And I am on to Theirs!)

Facebook Break Side Effect

I’m sitting at the airport waiting for a flight to the US. This time it’ll be short. I’ll be flying home on Wednesday.  Overall it’s been so much easier than usual as I’m not only traveling light, I have Nexus so instead of a long Customs line I had one person in front of me. I had one question to answer: “No checked baggage” and I was off. I had an interesting thought as I went in for screening. If they ask me for my social media credentials – it is impossible for me to give them. While it might … Continue reading Facebook Break Side Effect

Facebook Break

Friends of mine (and at this early stage, I think it’s only friends reading) have asked about my “Facebook break”. Why did I do it? What has it been like? How long will it last? There are a few reasons why. The most obvious is what a time sink it has become for me. It is such an easy spot to go when bored or lazy and see what’s happening. If I’m lucky there are messages or notifications. If I’m not, there’s always the feed – an infinitely long road filled with statuses, photos, and shared links.  Some of it … Continue reading Facebook Break